DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 3

January 10, 2003

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Educational Facility Planners Conference February 24-25, 2003

 

Attached is a brochure describing the Virginia Educational Facility Planners (VEFP) conference that the Department of Education is co-sponsoring with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI & SU) Division of Continuing Education. The Conference will be held at the Virginia Crossings Resort, Glen Allen, Virginia, on February 24-25, 2003. There will be a two-day interactive workshop on facilities and planning.

 

There also will be an exhibit of recent school projects completed in Virginia and a distinguished jury to recognize the most successful projects. Plaques will be presented to the architects and winning schools in four categories.

 

The registration fee includes a banquet on Monday evening, continental breakfast on Tuesday morning, and lunch on Tuesday. If you wish to stay at the hotel on Monday night, the conference rate is $77 single or $79 double, plus tax.

 

Highlights of this years conference include a site visit to the newly renovated Maggie L. Walker Governors School, and a panel discussion of the Public/Private Educational Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002. This legislation creates a new financing vehicle for public schools to make facility improvements. Also, a business meeting of VEFP is scheduled at the luncheon on Tuesday. I hope you or someone from your staff will attend and express your needs to the Board of Trustees and will participate in the election of new officers for the coming year.


Please register directly with VPI & SU for the conference and/or room using the form in the attached brochure. For questions on the program please call Vijay Ramnarain or Hunter Barnes, Office of Support Services, at (804) 225-2035.

 

JFE:aam

 

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